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Be the Learner You Want Your Child to Become

Homeschooling moms have a unique opportunity to learn not only what we missed in school but also anything we’ve ever wanted to know. Join me to learn how you can model a learning lifestyle that will speak louder than words. We’ll talk about personal learning goals, strong study skills, keeping a commonplace book, cultivating a beautiful memory and more. No matter what you study—genealogy, horticulture, Latin or art—your children will benefit from seeing exactly how to make learning a lifelong joy.

Homeschooling in the Furnace

Homeschooling can be stressful even under ideal conditions. But when the storms of life hit, it can feel impossible. Laurie wants to encourage you in persevering through the most painful trials of life and share how to prove God's grace in the unexpected disasters, both great and small.

The Girlfriend's Guide to Homeschooling or "All the Things No One Tells You"

You've read the books, researched curriculum, talked to other homeschool parents—you're ready, right? Or maybe you've started homeschooling and discovered that the reality doesn't necessarily match up to what you thought. Should you quit? Come, be encouraged from a mom who has been there, done that, and is still homeschooling after ten years!

Let's Get Organized!

Feeling overwhelmed with the clutter and chaos? Do you wish you could just hire a maid to handle the laundry or vacuum the floors? Do you lose valuable time hunting for things that have been misplaced? We all know that it is hard to keep a house clean and neat when we are homeschooling with all the projects and everyday messes. As a mom of ten, Cathy will share some strategies that will help you conquer the clutter and find a sense of peace in your home.

Single, but Not Alone!

This workshop is for moms who, due to unforeseen circumstances in their lives, are now single and struggling with all of the trials and challenges that come with the decision to homeschool. Debbie and Joanne are going to share their stories about God’s hand on their lives, and encouragement, and ideas for ways to homeschool as a single parent. The focus will be on moms. Also, we will have a Q&A time to learn more about what is needed by single parents.

What to Do when Dad Isn’t on Board

Amanda shares her own story of a husband who was against homeschooling and will give advice on what to do if: a) Dad is completely against homeschooling, b) He will allow it, but isn't very excited about it, or c) He is supportive, but doesn't offer help.

Things I Wish I'd Known

Having homeschooled three children who are now all in their twenties, Diana has an almost limitless list of things she wishes she'd known about homeschooling and parenting! Come and learn from her mistakes, which are told in the unique style of her transparent humor. Prepare to laugh (and, perhaps, cry) and to emerge refreshed. (for moms only)

Attention, Obsessive-Compulsive Perfectionist Control Freaks: C.H.I.L.L. O.U.T.!

As an obsessive-compulsive perfectionist control freak herself, Rachael Carman discusses how we can often be our own worst enemy when it comes to taking advantage of freedoms of homeschooling. Are you tied to your plan? Do you shiver at the idea of change or adjustment? Are you missing out on significant moments because you are focused on the trivial? It’s time to C.H.I.L.L. O.U.T. and give control of it all to God—He is faithful.

Keeping the H.E.A.R.T. in Homeschooling

As Tracy Klicka has experienced, it is not always easy for a homeschooling mom to keep her focus, her joy or the hearts of her children. More than academics, homeschooling is about growing in God’s grace for both parents and children! If you are feeling discouraged, come and be renewed in five crucial areas of your homeschooling adventure.

Living the 80% off Lifestyle and Loving It

With five children, Jen has mastered the fine art of 80% off living. As homeschoolers, we’re continually attempting to create new ways to shave our budget, and when Jen survived a long period of unemployment, she mastered that fine art. She’ll walk you through meal planning and grocery budgeting and most aspects of home management. She’ll encourage you with practical ways to slash spending.

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